Quiz On Colons!! How Well Do You Know Them?...

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  • 1. 

    Where do you put the colon to show time?

    • A.

      :500

    • B.

      50:0

    • C.

      5:00

    • D.

      500:

    Correct Answer
    C. 5:00
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5:00. The colon is used to separate hours from minutes in a time format. In this case, the colon is placed between the "5" and "00" to indicate that it is 5 o'clock with 0 minutes.

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  • 2. 

    Where does the colon go to cite a Biblical passage?

    • A.

      316:

    • B.

      3:16

    • C.

      :316

    • D.

      31:6

    Correct Answer
    B. 3:16
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3:16. In citing a Biblical passage, the colon is used to separate the chapter number from the verse number. Therefore, the correct format is "chapter number:verse number." In this case, the chapter number is 3 and the verse number is 16, so the correct citation is 3:16.

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  • 3. 

    How do you use the colon at the end of salutations?

    • A.

      Dear: Justin

    • B.

      :Dear Justin

    • C.

      Dear :Justin

    • D.

      Dear Justin:

    Correct Answer
    D. Dear Justin:
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dear Justin:" because the colon is used to separate the salutation from the body of the letter or email. It indicates that the salutation is finished and the main message will follow.

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  • 4. 

    Where does the colon go to separate the place of publication and the publisher?

    • A.

      Los Angeles: ABC publishing

    • B.

      :Los Angeles ABC publishing

    • C.

      Los Angeles : ABC publishing

    • D.

      Los Angeles :ABC publishing

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles: ABC publishing
    Explanation
    The colon in this case is used to separate the place of publication (Los Angeles) and the publisher (ABC publishing). It is placed between the two entities to clearly indicate the distinction between them.

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  • 5. 

    Select the right sentence with the right way to use the colon.

    • A.

      Were we surprised when the star of the movie showed up :Ashley Carton

    • B.

      Couldn't believe that the star of the movie was there: Miranda Mistreatya

    • C.

      Were we surprised that the star of the movie was at the premiere Jigga Lohw:

    • D.

      Were we surprised when the star of the movie showed up : Dallin Hackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Couldn't believe that the star of the movie was there: Miranda Mistreatya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Couldn't believe that the star of the movie was there: Miranda Mistreatya". This sentence uses the colon correctly to introduce a statement or explanation that elaborates on the first part of the sentence. In this case, the first part expresses disbelief, and the second part provides the name of the person who was present.

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  • 6. 

    Which one of these is a right way to separate titles and subtitles?

    • A.

      The ABC gum : the Already Been Chewed gum

    • B.

      The ABC gum the Already Been Chewed gum:

    • C.

      The : ABC gum the Already Been Chewed gum

    • D.

      The ABC gum: the Already Been Chewed gum

    Correct Answer
    D. The ABC gum: the Already Been Chewed gum
    Explanation
    The correct way to separate titles and subtitles is by using a colon (:). In this case, "the ABC gum" is the title and "the Already Been Chewed gum" is the subtitle. The use of a colon helps to clearly indicate the distinction between the two parts of the phrase.

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  • 7. 

    Select the right sentence with the right use of the colon.

    • A.

      My father gave me three options: marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry her and get a job

    • B.

      My father gave me three options : marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry the girl and get a job.

    • C.

      My father gave me three options :marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry the girl and get a job.

    • D.

      My father gave me three options marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry the girl and get a job.:

    Correct Answer
    A. My father gave me three options: marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry her and get a job
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the first option, "My father gave me three options: marry her and get a job, marry her and get a job, or marry her and get a job." This sentence correctly uses the colon to introduce a list of options. The repetition of "marry her and get a job" emphasizes the limited choices available.

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  • 8. 

    Select the right sentence with the right use of the colon.

    • A.

      My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx : "Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot."

    • B.

      My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx: "Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot."

    • C.

      My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx :"Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot."

    • D.

      My favorite quote is by: Groucho Marx "Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot."

    Correct Answer
    B. My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx: "Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx: 'Anyone who says he can see through a women is missing a lot.'" This sentence uses the colon correctly to introduce a quotation. The colon is used to indicate that what follows is an explanation, example, or quotation related to what precedes it. In this case, the colon is used to introduce the quote by Groucho Marx.

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  • 9. 

    Select the right sentence with the right use of the colon.

    • A.

      Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey was really obvious :she wanted to cheat off Kathleen.

    • B.

      Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey was really obvious : she wanted to cheat off Kathleen.

    • C.

      Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey was really obvious: she wanted to cheat off Kathleen.

    • D.

      Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey: was really obvious she wanted to cheat off Kathleen.

    Correct Answer
    C. Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey was really obvious: she wanted to cheat off Kathleen.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence with the right use of the colon is "Hannah's motive for switching seats with Audrey was really obvious: she wanted to cheat off Kathleen." The colon is used to introduce an explanation or elaboration of the preceding statement, and in this case, it is used to provide further information about Hannah's motive.

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  • 10. 

    Select the right sentence with the right use of the colon.

    • A.

      I had to cheat off of her: I didn't study.

    • B.

      I had to cheat off of her : I didn't study.

    • C.

      I had to cheat off of her :I didn't study.

    • D.

      I had to cheat: off of her I didn't study.

    Correct Answer
    A. I had to cheat off of her: I didn't study.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I had to cheat off of her: I didn't study." The colon is used to introduce an explanation or example that supports or elaborates on the preceding statement. In this sentence, the colon is used correctly to show that the reason for cheating off of her is because the speaker didn't study.

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